dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On improbable apocalypses.

As I've said before, what really bothers me about the cavalier, self-satisfied, self-justifying manner in which John dismissed April's concerns about the Housening as the rantings of a stuck-up princess was his gutless refusal to ask her what's going on. It seems to me that he was afraid that April would do something or say something that would somehow disrupt his loathesome, screwball utopia of trains, trains, trains when we know that all she wanted to hear was something mildly encouraging about how she wasn't going to be shafted forever just because it made life easier for the Delicate Genius. John's belief in screwball ragnaroks would be bad enough if he hadn't married a woman who misspent her life convinced that the mildest deviation from her idea of the true, good and beautiful would have universe-ending consequences. You don't find many adults in their right mind who rant about how not marrying a nerdy, morose, self-absorbed, humorless prick of an accountant will inevitably lead to anarchy, chaos and cannibalism; what you do, however, find is that otherwise perfectly sane children believe any damned crazy thing. Simply put, John and Elly are growing old, not up.
Tags: amazonian catfish tinfoil hat, elly: lynn's fantasy self, john: little tin god or petty tyrant?

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